A wide range of support offers are available to HPI founder teams. Budding entrepreneurs are optimally supervised during the startup process — whether it be through individual coachings or the provision of infrastructure and capital.
HPI offers its aspiring entrepreneurs exciting events in conjunction with partners from industry and science. These events provide the ideal framework for networking with other founders and experts from the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Besides offering courses dealing with founding a company, HPI also explores practice-relevant research topics in the field of IT entrepreneurship. To this end, HPI collaborates with international and national top universities and companies.
HPI addresses topics in the field of entrepreneurship research at the interface between IT and entrepreneurship, for example:
Promotion of academic spinoffs in the IT sector
Management of the founding process of IT startups
Value creation und performance measuring of new startups
Specific topics in the above areas are currently being researched in PhD dissertations.
Katja Grzebiela – The wasted second chances of high-tech startups
Nadja Hatzijordanou - Value creation in venture capital backed IT-startups
There are at present no master projects in progress.
Cooperation with top-level universities
HPI promotes close collaboration with international top universities, such as Stanford University or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A strong national partnership exists in the entrepreneurship field with outstanding universities including the Leipzig Graduate School of Management and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
We also work together with firms such as Hasso Plattner Ventures and SAP in investigating practice-relevant research topics.
Hatzijordanou, N./ Grzebiela, K.: A Performance Driver Model for Software Start-ups: A Literature Review and Analysis, G-Forum 2016, 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on entrepreneurship, innovation and SMEs, Leipzig.
Effenberg, M.: Syndizierungsmotive und strategische Positionierung von Venture Capital Gesellschaften. Verlag Wissenschaft und Praxis, Sternenfels 2016.
Hummel, D./Effenberg, M./Karcher. B/Richter, A.: Innovationsfinanzierung für KMU. Besonderheiten und Chancen in den östlichen Bundesländern. Universitätsverlag Potsdam, Potsdam 2013.
Hummel, D./Effenberg, M.: Aufholpotenzial nach der Krise, in: die bank 09/2011, Berlin 2011.